Between rovers going to Mars, politicians heading to Cancun while Texas freezes, and radio show hosts going to Hell, it seems like people are getting out more often than I am lately — and I got vaccinated (well, shot #1 anyway).
- This week’s writing chain: 7 days
- Total days in February: 19
- Longest chain in 2021: 15 days NEW STREAK!
- Total days in 2021: 43 days
One of these days I'm going to start a story and get more than a page in a half in before stressing about how I don't see a "Theme" or an "Arc" yet. Like, this is a puke draft FFS, literally no one expects you to have that stuff yet. #amwriting
— Don Pizarro (@DonP) February 19, 2021
The truth is, I am getting a little bit better about stuff like this as I rebuild my writing process in 2021. Now that I’m doing better about just putting the time in, the next hurdles will be to shut my inner critic the fuck up, because wow does it have something to say about everything, from what I’m putting down to how I’m doing it.
Another book I decided to look up after a Boskone panel last week was the second edition of MOTIVATE YOUR WRITING: USING MOTIVATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY TO ENERGIZE YOUR WRITING LIFE by Stephen Kelner. Some eye-opening stuff in there.
I finished the trade with the first five issues of Brian K. Vaughan’s PAPER GIRLS. I knew I should’ve paid more for the option of getting a different compilation with the first ten, instead. It’s definitely fulfilled all expectations so far in that it seems to jive with the Cleveland I remember from 1988.
IN THE WILD
It did feel like a long week. Well, let’s rest up before we have to do it all over again!